Michala "Paige" Comer, LPC, EdD
Comer Counseling and Associates, LLC
598 SE County Road DD, Suite 1, Warrensburg, MO 64093
Michala Paige Comer, EdD, LPC is a professional counselor licensed in Missouri and Kansas. She has a history of helping those with all forms of addiction, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, acute traumatization, anger management, personality disorders, reintegration, and phase of life changes. Michala is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is actively working toward her certification in EMDR, as well. Early in her career, her experiences included working in addiction recovery services and outpatient mental health. From there she worked for the St. Luke’s Employee Assistance Program contracted with the Kansas City Fire Department providing counseling to first responders. Next, Dr. M. Paige Comer worked as a contractor with the U.S. Air Force as an embedded counselor placed in squadron work areas providing therapy to service members and their families. Currently, she owns and operates Comer Counseling, LLC
Marriage/Couples counseling with an emphasis on both the partnership of the primary relationship and on the individuals involved. Her training and preference of theories utilized in marriage/couples counseling are Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Therapy, and effective communication skills combining theories and research indications.
Individual counseling following a person-centered, non-judgmental approach. Her training and preference of theories utilized are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and a combination of existentialism and logotherapy. The overarching goal is to help clients determine their own best course.
Dr. M. Paige Comer’s undergraduate and first graduate degree were in Agriculture. After making a career change, she got another graduate degree, but this time in Professional Counseling from the University of Central Missouri, CACREP accredited, and a doctorate degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Level 2 (CCTP, II) and has been trained by the Veterans Administration in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Deployment Psychology in the diagnosis of PTSD and the care of those considered to be at high suicidal risk.
Aetna, Optum, Tricare, Veterans Administration
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Couples and Marriage Counseling
Certified Clincial Trauma Professioanl, Level 2 (CCTP, 11) Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)